Basal cleavage
Basal Ba"sal, a. Relating to, or forming, the base. [1913 Webster]

{Basal cleavage}. See under {Cleavage}.

{Basal plane} (Crystallog.), a plane parallel to the lateral or horizontal axis. [1913 Webster]


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  • Basal cleavage — Cleavage Cleav age, n. 1. The act of cleaving or splitting. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) The quality possessed by many crystallized substances of splitting readily in one or more definite directions, in which the cohesive attraction is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basal cleavage — noun : cleavage parallel to the base of a crystal or to the plane of the lateral axes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cleavage — Cleav age, n. 1. The act of cleaving or splitting. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) The quality possessed by many crystallized substances of splitting readily in one or more definite directions, in which the cohesive attraction is a minimum,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basal — Ba sal, a. Relating to, or forming, the base. [1913 Webster] {Basal cleavage}. See under {Cleavage}. {Basal plane} (Crystallog.), a plane parallel to the lateral or horizontal axis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basal plane — Basal Ba sal, a. Relating to, or forming, the base. [1913 Webster] {Basal cleavage}. See under {Cleavage}. {Basal plane} (Crystallog.), a plane parallel to the lateral or horizontal axis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cleavage (crystal) — Green fluorite with prominent cleavage. Cleavage, in mineralogy, is the tendency of crystalline materials to split along definite crystallographic structural planes. These planes of relative weakness are a result of the regular locations of atoms …   Wikipedia

  • Cleavage (embryo) — In embryology, cleavage is the division of cells in the early embryo. The zygotes of many species undergo rapid cell cycles with no significant growth, producing a cluster of cells the same size as the original zygote. The different cells derived …   Wikipedia

  • cleavage — /klee vij/, n. 1. the act of cleaving or splitting. 2. the state of being cleft. 3. the area between a woman s breasts, esp. when revealed by a low cut neckline. 4. a critical division in opinion, beliefs, interests, etc., as leading to… …   Universalium

  • Cell cleavage — Cleavage Cleav age, n. 1. The act of cleaving or splitting. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) The quality possessed by many crystallized substances of splitting readily in one or more definite directions, in which the cohesive attraction is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cubic cleavage — Cleavage Cleav age, n. 1. The act of cleaving or splitting. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) The quality possessed by many crystallized substances of splitting readily in one or more definite directions, in which the cohesive attraction is a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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